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    Great thread. I'm in need of new line on my bass rod. Thanks to all for sharing.

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    Take a look at SA's Headstart lines. SA says they are great beginner's lines,
    but they're really a bass bug taper. I bought some because they were on sale, and really liked them. Regular price is around $45.

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    I am an avid SM fisher in a river that is a mile wide and 3 foot deep.
    Wind is also always a factor.
    I have tried most of the lines suggested. I still go back to my SA GPX for a floating line.
    On softer rods the bass tapers fold the tip when I have to much line in the
    air. The GPX had been a great line for both large buggers and clousers and such.It is not the cheapest line but you get what you pay for.

    Brian

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    Has anyone tried the new Orvis Bass taper line. Gets great reviews. This is my first post on this forum. I would like to thank everyone in advance for sharing your knowledge with a beginner.
    Matt

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    After trying a ton of different lines I have found that Scientific Angler Air Cel Bass 7/8 is my fav. $25 bucks and it throws some big bugs. I prefer something that works over something with a "NAME" on it. But that's me.

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    Has anyone tried the new Orvis Bass taper line. Gets great reviews. This is my first post on this forum. I would like to thank everyone in advance for sharing your knowledge with a beginner.
    Matt

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    SA Titan taper for the win. I have landed up to 24inch large mouth on my 7wt, 20 inch smallies and several decent pike. Threws large streamers/deer hair frogs etc with ease and also lands "dry" flies like fat alberts and damsel flies nice too.

    J-

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    This winter I bought a SA line that has a long rear taper, a short head, and a short front taper. Havent' had the chance yet to fish it but it casts great in the back yard. Sorry I can't remember the name of it but I think it is gonna work out well.

    However I am not a huge fan of special lines. I have been known to just shorten the front taper of a line to help turn over heavy, bushy, or large flies and it does make a noticeable difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mroma522 View Post
    Has anyone tried the new Orvis Bass taper line. Gets great reviews. This is my first post on this forum. I would like to thank everyone in advance for sharing your knowledge with a beginner.
    Matt
    I've got one. Good line. I'm not sure it's notably better than my other 8 wt lines with a short front taper. Bass bugging isn't demanding on a line. You just need good turnover.

    That said, If i were the OP, I'd be wondering if a wf9F line might be a better choice before I thought about dropping north of $75 on a line. FWIW, My TFO Left Krey 8 wt throws a wf9F nicely to normal bass bugging distances. Its my go to rod for tossing bigger bugs.
    Last edited by wee hooker; 04-16-2015 at 05:52 PM.

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    I have a Cortland 333 Bass and a Pike line in an 8 and 9WT. Picked them up for very cheap on a closeout. Nothing particularly special needed to toss a bass bug a moderate distance. I wouldn't be afraid of the better Cabela's brand lines for this application. Save the $80 line for another time.

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